Gainesville Water Resources and the city of Lula have released the results of their water testing in 2018, and neither agency has any violations to report for regulated water contaminants.
Gainesville provides water for customers in Gainesville, much of unincorporated Hall County and in the city limits of Clermont, Buford, Oakwood, Braselton, Flowery Branch and Gillsville. The water system has about 54,200 accounts and serves about 162,000 users. The water was tested more than 2,800 times in 2018.
Lula serves customers in the Lula area and draws its water from four wells. The city tests the water about 500 times a year.
Substances measured include lead, copper, nitrate, chlorine and fluoride. The reports list the possible sources of each substance.
Both systems add fluoride, which strengthens teeth. Gainesville added about 0.67 parts per million of fluoride to the water last year, while Lula added about 0.34 parts per million. Both those amounts are safe under federal regulations.
The reports are available on each city’s website.
Lula City Hall at 6055 Main Street also has print copies.
Gainesville’s customers can call 770-532-7462 to request a copy of the print report, or they can go to three city offices to get one: City Manager’s Office, 300 Henry Ward Way; Department of Water Resources, 757 Queen City Parkway; and Environmental Services Office, 2641 Old Flowery Branch Road.